Apr 21, 2021 by Joe
Q: How securely is the cap on the bottom of the cane held on? Does it tend to fall off into the wine or beer while trying to siphon it out of the container?
A: It slides over a bent piece of metal that acts as a retention spring. It holds the tip on very well. You can pull it off for cleaning, but it won't fall off unless you catch it on something when pulling it out which is highly unlikely.
Dec 04, 2019 by terry vincent
Q: Is there a possibility of infecting the beer by sucking on the tube to start a siphon?
A: Yes, a slight one. You can fill the tube with water and hold it at the end with your thumb, and then release your thumb when the siphon is in position to avoid this. We also have a new Easy Jiggler Siphon which addresses this issue.
Nov 23, 2019 by terry
Q: Do you start the siphon with this tube the same as using the jiggler siphon.
A: No, this requires either sucking on the end to start the flow, or filling with water before use and then releasing the water to start the flow.
Feb 26, 2017 by Garth
Q: What is the outside diameter?
A: Outside diameter is 3/8", this works well with 3/8" tubing, such as our item E04.
Not for 6.5 gallon carboys
The price is right, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. The bend at the top is not mandrel bent, so it's more narrow at the gooseneck. Also, the "sediment avoidance fitting" does not mount straight, and is a bit of a hassle to install as the tabs bend easily. Be sure you measure what you have before buying this, as the bottom of the gooseneck is just under 21", while my 6.5 gallon carboy is about 2" taller than that. You can't argue with a S.S. anything in brewing, especially for this price, but this is not really thought out very well.